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ADD: A Modern Epidemic

Jay McAninch May 14, 2014

I’ve decided that most people have attention-deficit disorder, especially as I watch them navigate their days. No matter their age, many seem to think they’re deeply engaged when talking on cell phones to children, family, friends and business associates in airports, hotel lobbies or other public places. Yet I wonder if they’ve truly, meaningfully connected, and are discussing issues with depth and understanding. Most simply move through the day, checking things off their to-do…

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A Good Defense AND a Good Offense

Jay McAninch November 26, 2013

An old football adage states that offense sells tickets and defense wins championships. Those who remember when bowhunting was a new and growing autumn recreation might also remember the NFL for renown defenses like the Doomsday, Killer B’s, Steel Curtain, Orange Crush, Fearsome Foursome, Purple People Eaters and Monsters of the Midway. Over my nearly 40 years in the shooting and hunting world, I’ve engaged in the ongoing “battle” to save our hunting traditions. Looking back,…

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In “Defence” of the Constitution

Jay McAninch October 28, 2013

Considering John Adams’ writings on property rights, freedom and the constitution. The spelling of “defence” was the word type Adams used in his essay, “In Defence of the Constitution” from The Founders' Constitution, Volume 1, Chapter 16, Document 15. The word “Constitution” seems to convey an outdated and irrelevant guide to American living. I used it for this blog because it’s the title of a short essay by John Adams, our second president, that…

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Campaigning vs. Governing

Jay McAninch October 11, 2013

Every American is tired of hearing about the government shutdown, the endless dysfunction of our elected leaders, and the looming debt ceiling that again must be raised to fuel the federal government’s insatiable appetite. Many are tone deaf to arguments on both sides, while others take the Republican or Democratic position and pile on with endless finger pointing. Everyone has stakes in the outcomes, but it’s tough to find analysis that offers perspective. Although this is treacherous…

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